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Pontoon House
Rear garden
Upstairs Master ensuite bedroom
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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
9 guests
7 nights minimum
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Pontoon House is a purpose built, 4 star Failte Ireland approved, self catering luxury accommodation situated in Pontoon, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland and sleeps 9 people. It is a traditional stone dormer bungalow situated on a 1 acre elevated site overlooking Lough Cullin and nestled between the Nephin and Ox mountains just outside Pontoon, Co. Mayo. The house enjoys views that are some of the most scenic and spectacular in Ireland. This purpose built 4- star self catering accommodation offers all modern luxuries together with comfort and style and is an ideal base for exploring Co. Mayo and other areas in the West of Ireland including counties Clare, Galway, Sligo and Donegal. Pontoon House, tastefully designed is set on a rocky outcrop overlooking Lough Cullin with nature's backdrop...Pontoon House is a purpose built, 4 star Failte Ireland approved, self catering luxury accommodation situated in Pontoon, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland and sleeps 9 people. It is a traditional stone dormer bungalow situated on a 1 acre elevated site overlooking Lough Cullin and nestled between the Nephin and Ox mountains just outside Pontoon, Co. Mayo. The house enjoys views that are some of the most scenic and spectacular in Ireland. This purpose built 4- star self catering accommodation offers all modern luxuries together with comfort and style and is an ideal base for exploring Co. Mayo and other areas in the West of Ireland including counties Clare, Galway, Sligo and Donegal. Pontoon House, tastefully designed is set on a rocky outcrop overlooking Lough Cullin with nature's backdrop of a granite hill, boulders, heather, silver birch, mountain ash and offering panoramic views from the house. The bedrooms have stunning views of the lakes, their islands and mountains. World famous Pontoon Bridge & Healy's Hotel's(3km drive) are situated on the narrow peninsula between Lough's Conn and Cullin which are located in an angler's paradise. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Electricity, heating, broadband & laundry are inclusive in the price.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Paddy M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2010
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Reviews (67)
Yvonne G
Yvonne G
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The family has just returned from a 9 day stay at Pontoon House. This was a holiday that was originally booked in 2020 before Covid changed everything. Where do I start, I opened the door stood in the entrance hall and was overwhelmed. The house fulfilled everything that you could ask for . Well appointed spacious kitchen dining and lounge. Ample bedroom space. The garden is vast safe for children with amazing views. We held a sports day. The grandchildren went picking fresh blackberries most mornings for breakfast. We had fantastic weather which is a rarity in Ireland (first time I have ever had to buy aftersun) We had days out to Strandhill Co Sligo , Lough key Co Roscommon and a walk up Croagh Patrick. The views we had that day were breathtaking. The climb is not for the faint hearted but my 10 year old grandson Oliver spurred me on. Dillon's in Ballina is definitely worth a visit excellent food. It,s always busy so it's advisable to book. The chinese in Foxford is also very enjoyable and you should also pop into Guiry's for a Guinness. Pontoon House has made many new memories for us and we as a family wouldn't hesitate making a return trip. In the words of Sophie my 8 year old grand daughter I don't want to leave this is my new home. The what three words for this location are fracture.werewolf,referees Thank you Paddy & Emer
Visited August 2022
Written 11 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Siobhan C
Siobhan C
5 contributions
The house is great, a good size with an impressive garden. Kitchen is well equipped, rooms are a good size and there was plenty of room for the six of us. The location is rural and isolated, which means that on clear nights you can do some great dark skies star spotting. Both of the nearby hotels mentioned in the directions (Heelys and the Pontoon Bridge Hotel) are now closed, but its only a 15 minute drive into Castlebar which has plenty of great bars and restaurants and a couple of big supermarkets. Paddy, the owner, recommended some places to eat on the first night and Bar One in Castlebar was truly excellent food and a warm welcome. It was a great base to explore Mayo, would recommend Westport, Ceide Fields, Ballycroy and Achill. The beaches were all fab and we even managed some seal spotting in Clew Bay. Would definitely come again!
Visited August 2022
Written 23 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paddy M
Paddy M
Hi Siobhan many thanks for you review, lovely to hear you all enjoyed yourselves and it looks like the week was action packed. We look forward to hosting you again if that works for you. Best & thanks. Paddy & Emer.
Written 5 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aimee H
Aimee H
1 contribution
We have been regular visitors to Pontoon House since Paddy first started renting it out many years ago. It is in a beautiful rural location surrounded by gorgeous views of the Logh below. The house has recently been modernised now featuring 4 double beds and 1 twin which is perfect for a big family get together. The pool table upstairs is great for a bit of evening fun & games alongside the huge open plan living area downstairs for meals in, drinks & fun. Celebrated my 65th birthday here this year and Paddy was sure to leave me a bottle of wine in the fridge! As always he was helpful in the lead up to and throughout our stay. Car hire is a necessity to get to nearby towns such as Castlebar, Foxford and Ballina all approx 15-20 minutes away.
Visited April 2022
Written 28 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Linda E
Linda E
1 contribution
Just back from my second time staying at Pontoon House. Superb house in a stunning location. Best place to make great holiday memories with family and friends. Highly recommend Pontoon House.
Visited April 2022
Written 14 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ronnie T
Ronnie T
Naas, Ireland1 contribution
We have been staying in this fabulous house with another close family group for many years. It has always provided us and our children and young adults with a perfect base for our holidays in Mayo. The house is in the townland of Bunduvowen and it captures breathtaking views of the mountains, lakes, bogs and everything the seasons have to throw at you. Whether we are looking for an activity holiday or a retreat we have always found it ideal. It has really good kitchen facilities for home cooking and family dining, a bright and spacious living area with plenty of seating, a raised fireplace, high ceilings and lots of windows with beautiful views. There are plenty of en-suites and a bathroom, which is good for a group. The area is great for walks and cycling. The house is close to Castlebar for shopping. Before we leave we are already planning our next trip down. We recommend this for a family group who are looking for the comforts of home and a beautiful quiet base for traveling and activities or for some quiet downtime.
Visited September 2020
Written 15 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paddy M
Paddy M
Hi Ronnie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review and sincere apologies for my delay in getting back to you. As ever looking forward to your return visit. Take care. Best. Paddy & Emer.
Written 11 February 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Neil
Neil
1 contribution
We had booked this property after reading brilliant reviews posted prior and we were not disappointed. The property was home from home, equipped with everything families would need and more. The property was clean and well maintained, with Phillipe visiting to check on the pool and if we were happy and had everything we needed. Great communications with the landlord and throughout, we would highly recommend this property to anyone.
Visited August 2020
Written 29 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paddy M
Paddy M
Hi Neil, Apologies some how I missed your review. Many thanks for your very welcome review and glad to hear everything worked out well for your holidays. I hope we get a chance in the future to look after you and your family again. Best. Paddy.
Written 11 February 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cathal1969
Cathal1969
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Pontoon House presents a perfect opportunity to get away from it all to the quiet Mayo countryside. This lovely house is very well presented, has a great layout and plenty of space, and is well equipped on all fronts. A wonderful garden for kids to play in, alongsid erabbits, birds and other wildlife. An added bonus is that you are not too far away from Castlebar, Ballina and Foxford for shopping and dining, with Westport and Newport not much further afield, so there is plenty to see and do. A trip to Downpatrick Head is well worth it for the stunning coastal views, and there are plenty of walking trails within a reasonable drive to keep walkers of all abilities happy. Pontoon House is an excellent base for a fantastic holiday.
Visited August 2020
Written 14 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paddy M
Paddy M
Many thanks Cathal & Clare for taking the time to leave such an informative review. It is very much appreciated as it helps future guests to get a feel for Pontoon House and it’s location. We hope we get the opportunity to host your family again. All the best, Paddy & Emer.
Written 16 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarahb
Sarahb
1 contribution
I visited this beautiful place in oct/nov 2019 with 9 family members from 11ys to 83yrs. Booking and communication from the owners were great.. The views of rugged Mayo and Pontoon from the front of the house took our breath away.. although the setting is remote.. real life is only 10 mins away by car.the setting is idyllic. The house inside and out was high spec and beatiful.. there was everything we could possibly want or need.. We had the most amazing holiday and made special memories in a stunning house and setting.. we would not hesiate to return or to recommended to others..
Visited November 2019
Written 10 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paddy M
Paddy M
Thank you so much Sarah for your heartfelt review. Glad to hear the whole family relaxed and enjoyed the tranquility of Pontoon House and the surrounding area. We would be delighted to see you back if the opportunity arises. All the best, Paddy & Emer.
Written 11 November 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John A
John A
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Thank you Paddy for the use of Pontoon House... it was perfect for the four of us, modern, very comfortable and had all the mod cons... home from home. I only wish that the salmon had been so accommodating. I am sure we will be back to fish The Moy again and will have no hesitation in booking Pontoon House in the near future.
Visited September 2019
Written 5 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paddy M
Paddy M
Many thanks John for taking the time to leave your lovely review, we look forward to your next trip and hopefully the salmon will be more accommodating!!!! All the best, Paddy & Emer.
Written 31 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kimmie C
Kimmie C
Canberra, Australia4 contributions
Our family recently traveled over to Foxford for a family wedding and had the privilege of staying at Pontoon House. The home was adequately appointed, with beautiful roomy living where everyone had their own space when needed. The lake was close by, with plenty of walking trails around the area and several villages were close by for all your catering needs. The host Paddy was fabulous and nothing was a bother. We will definitely be back one day!
Visited June 2019
Written 28 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paddy M
Paddy M
Many thanks Kim, glad you enjoyed your stay in Pontoon House and the surrounding area. We would be only too delighted to look after you when an opportunity arises for a return visit. All the best, Paddy & Emer.
Written 28 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
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Fireplace
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Internet Access
Business Travel
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Mountain Views
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Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
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Water Views
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About the neighbourhood
Located in Bunduvowen 14km between Castlebar & Ballina overlooking Lough Cullin beside Pontoon. Idyllic tranquil location in an area of special scenic importance full of nature and untouched by the commercial world.
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